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Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
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Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
While small businesses in the US suffer left and right, some closing, the catholic church actually increases their operating funds. This is just wrong.

Quote:Overall, the nation’s nearly 200 dioceses, where bishops and cardinals govern, and other Catholic institutions received at least $3 billion. That makes the Roman Catholic Church perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the paycheck program, according to AP’s analysis of data the U.S. Small Business Administration released following a public-records lawsuit by news organizations

Dioceses had billions, but received small business aid. Some 112 Roman Catholic dioceses in the U.S. collectively had over $10 billion in cash and other funds when they received at least $1.5 billion from the Paycheck Protection Program. An Associated Press investigation found the dioceses had more money available for expenses than they acknowledged in their financial statements. And despite the pandemic, those funds grew in many dioceses. Below is a sampling of dioceses and affiliated organizations.

Raleigh, N.C. PPP aid: $11 million
June 2019: Funds diocese disclosed $59M
June 2020: Funds diocese disclosed $68M
June 2019: What AP found $149M
June 2020: What AP found $170M

Louisville, Ky. PPP aid: $17 million
June 2019: Funds diocese disclosed $76M
June 2020: Funds diocese disclosed $77M
June 2019: What AP found $153M
June 2020: What AP found $157M

Charlotte, N.C. PPP aid: $8 million
June 2019: Funds diocese disclosed $24M
June 2020: Funds diocese disclosed $32M
June 2019: What AP found $107M
June 2020: What AP found $114M

Boston, Mass. PPP aid: $35 million
June 2019: Funds diocese disclosed $190M
June 2020: Funds diocese disclosed $209M
June 2019: What AP found $199M
June 2020: What AP found $233M

Orlando, Fla. PPP aid: $23 million
June 2019: Funds diocese disclosed $38M
June 2020: Funds diocese disclosed $32M
June 2019: What AP found $191M
June 2020: What AP found $192M

https://apnews.com/article/catholic-chur...16f04e37b2
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#2
RE: Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
Well, after a long day of diddling altar boys, it's nice to unwind with a little creative embezzlement, I suppose.

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RE: Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
Remember Jabberwocky?

The Bishop was DELIGHTED that the monster terrorizing the countryside had increased attendance and tithing.....

Proof there is much truth in Brit humor...
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RE: Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
Maybe Joe can shame them into giving it back. What does he have to lose? They already don't like him.
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RE: Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
Does this surprise anyone?

Joel Osteen, who owns a multi-million dollar mansion, and pays bo taxes, got $4 million in Covid aid from Trump.
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RE: Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
I didn't realize that the Catholic Church was a business. Oh wait ...
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RE: Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
[Image: Afford-2.jpg]
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
(February 5, 2021 at 11:00 pm)Fake Messiah Wrote: [Image: Afford-2.jpg]

That reminds me of an anecdote in Innocents Abroad in which Mark Twain and his friends are viewing the jewel-bedecked, mummified remains of a famous Catholic bishop. Twain remarked that there was enough wealth on that corpse to feed every starving beggar in Rome for the next several years.
"The world is my country; all of humanity are my brethren; and to do good deeds is my religion." (Thomas Paine)
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RE: Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
They have to provide lavish accomodations for when jesus returns. Which should be any day now.
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RE: Catholic churches profit under COVID PPP
The church makes a fortune from people thanking god for catching covid!
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